Friday, November 11, 2011

Lakehead Opens OUA Season vs Queen's and RMC

Media Release


Movember 10, 2011

Basketball Weekend Preview: @ Queen's & RMC


Lakehead's cagers will be in action in Kingston this weekend to take on Queen's Golden Gaels (Friday, 6 & 8 pm) and the Royal Military College Paladins (Saturday, 2 & 4 pm).

As of presstime Thursday, neither slate of games is planned to be webcast by the host, unfortunately for Thunderwolf Nation. closer to game time for possible status updates.

Pre-season record 8-0 - Ranked 4th in CIS the past two weeks

Coach Scott Morrison looks to get things off to a good start after a lighter than normal (although pristine) exhibition record:

"After weeks of hard work preparing, we are excited to get things going against a new look Queen's team on Friday and RMC on Saturday afternoon. Queen's is going to be a tough matchup for us as they move the ball and space the floor well on offense. The Gaels will be well prepared by Coach Barrie and offer a balanced scoring attack and a tightened up defense. RMC has some new talent in their program and always put a well conditioned and physically strong team on the court that we have to be prepared to clash with for 40 minutes. In both games we are going to be focusing on sticking to our game plan for longer periods and hopefully putting our best all-around efforts of the season so far."

The team had 14 players in practice to start Thursday morning with a number of players recovering or battling nagging injuries.
Freshmen Michael Thorne-Finch and Sylvestor 'J.R.' Alexander remain on the DL and will be inactive this weekend.

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